With the objective to further open up their office space and provide their employees with more room for creative thinking and collaboration, LinkedIn reached out to ESD for design and consulting services on their office renovation and expansion. As one of the first partners on the project, ESD provided guidance durng the team selection process, including participation during interviews for the project's contractor.
LinkedIn's office culture encourages movement and collaboration to inspire creativity among its team members. Their Chicago office renovation and expansion concentrated on creating numerous collaboration spaces throughout the two-story office, including an arena style meeting room, conference rooms, huddle rooms, and conversation booths. The newly constructed stairway also included integrated seating alongside for spontaneous collaboration. Each of these spaces required appropriate lighting and lighting controls, along with audio visual systems. Other spaces within the office include a fitness center for yoga and cross fit activities, and a large cafe oragnized to host town hall meetings.